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Hot weather warning issued with the government warning to be ‘alert and ready’ as an African blast is to hit parts of England

by LLB staff reporter
15th Jun 22 12:36 pm

The British government has warned the elderly and vulnerable to be “alert and ready” as blast of African heat is hitting parts of England.

Over the next few days the mercury will dramatically spike to 35C ((5F) which could be set for the record books for June.

A level-2 “alert and readiness” has been issued by the government across southern Britain as on Wednesday the mercury will hit between the 20s and as high as 27C.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said, “Temperatures are rising day by day, and by Wednesday they will be in the high-20Cs with 27C being the highest.

“On Thursday temperatures will continue to rise significantly above average with 29C for parts of the southeast.

“But it is not just the southeast that will see temperatures in the low-to mid-20s, it will be quite widespread.

“Friday will be the hottest day of the week and there will be a significant jump in temperatures between Thursday and Friday as that continental plume grips the UK.

“We are looking at a most likely temperature 34C and that may be in London.”

Dr Agostinho Sousa, head of extreme events and Health Protection at The UK Health Security Agency, said, “High temperatures are expected in some parts of the Midlands and the south on Friday.

“We want everyone to enjoy the hot weather safely when it arrives and be aware of good health advice for coping with warmer conditions.

“During periods of hot weather, it is especially important to keep checking on those who are most vulnerable, such as older people and those with heart or lung conditions.”

Dan Rudman, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office, added, “This is the first spell of hot weather this year and it is unusual for temperatures to exceed these values in June.

“Many areas will also see some warm nights with minimum temperatures expected to be in the high teens or even low 20s for some overnight.’’

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